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amphiscians

[ am-fish-ee-uhnz, -fish-uhnz ]
/ æmˈfɪʃ i ənz, -ˈfɪʃ ənz /
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plural noun Archaic.

inhabitants of the tropics.

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Also am·phis·ci·i [am-fish-ee-ahy]. /æmˈfɪʃ iˌaɪ/.

Origin of amphiscians

1615–25; <Medieval Latin Amphisci(ī) (<Greek amphískioi, plural of amphískios (adj.) casting a shadow both ways, equivalent to amphi-amphi- + skí(a) shadow + -os adj. suffix) + -ans, plural of -an
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